The claim in support of the Romani community’s Indian origin -- what the Orientalists first propounded is now reinforced by Genetics -- was, during the 18-19th centuries, premised upon the homophony between Romani and Indian languages. This was in line with notions of ‘border thinking’ so pervasive within the Orientalist discourse, and has since then provoked classist vis-à-vis confrontations and ideological practices of territorializing ‘differential space’ (Lefebvre, 1992). Taking off from here, the Centre for Advanced Study, Sofia is organizing an international symposium during 25-26 January 2019, which seeks to reflect on:
Call for Papers: ‘Utopian Spaces’ Graduate Conference, Simon Fraser University Vancouver, BC November 23-25, 2018 Deadline for Submissions: August 31, 2018
KEYNOTE SPEAKERS: GEOFF MANN, AJAMU NANGWAYA, SHERRYL VINT PLENARY PANEL: PATRICIA BARKASKAS, TIFFANY MULLER MYRDAHL, JERRY ZASLOVE; MODERATOR KIM BEAUCHESNE
50th NeMLA Anniversary Convention
Washinton DC, March 21-24, 2019
#balancetonporc: Confronting Sexual Assault in French and Francophone Texts
Beyond Bad: Criminals as Heroes in Popular Culture
CFP for the Association for the Study of Literature and the Environment biannual conference in Davis, CA from June 26-29, 2019.
Panel title: "Current and Future Ecocriticisms of the Americas
American cinema has long been preoccupied with depictions of the foreigner, and mainstream films typically stage scenarios where the resolution to eject or assimilate the foreigner is celebrated as a moment of solidarity for Americans. Our panel will explore representations of the foreigner in contemporary American cinema, and we invite contributions that pay specific attention to films that address:
- Images of the foreigner in the immediate aftermath of 9/11
- Foreign terrorists/terrorism during the War in Afghanistan
- American responses to refugee crises around the globe
- The impact of the 2016 election and Donald Trump's presidency
Call for Papers, “Afterlives of The Odyssey” for the MLA International Symposium (23-25 July 2019 in Lisbon, Portugal)
Call for Papers - Leeds International Medieval Congress 20191-4 July, Leeds, UKSponsor: MEARCSTAPA; Organisers: Kayla Kemhadjian and Renée Ward; Chair: Wendy Turner
Monsters and Mental Health
Monsters and Materialities
Proposed session for the 2019 IMC (Leeds), 1-4 July, Leeds, UK
Organizers: Asa Simon Mittman and Renée Ward
We seek papers to compose a session on the subject of “Monsters and Materialities” for the 2019 International Medieval Congress at Leeds. The Congress theme is “Materialities.”
Special issue of scrutiny2: "Shining girls, glitterboys, and mavericks: engaged queerness in the fiction of Lauren Beukes"
With the publication of Queer Africa 2 (2017), the second Gerald Kraak anthology (2018) and She called me Woman: Nigeria’s queer women speak (2018), queer women’s writing from African contexts are coming to the fore. This, along with the rising popularity of online collectives such as holaafrica.org, necessitates a reflection on the contemporary state of queer literature and theory produced in the Southern Africa context.
Place, Space, Region and Cultural Identity in Anglophone Literatures, Arts and Cultures
Prešov, Slovakia, November 20-21, 2018
Language, Literature, Culture and Politics: Marx’s Bicentenary Conference
Department of English& Humanities, University of Liberal Arts Bangladesh
November 30-December 1, 2018
This session is a part of the 50th annual NeMLA convention in Washington, D.C., to be held March 21-24, 2019. Abstracts must be submitted through NeMLA's database: https://www.cfplist.com/nemla/Home/S/17458
This roundtable explores graduate student labor concerns, especially in light of recent and widespread labor struggles and unionization movements on campuses.
This session is a part of the 50th annual NeMLA convention in Washington, D.C., which will be held March 21-24, 2019. Abstracts must be submitted through NeMLA's database: https://www.cfplist.com/nemla/Home/S/17463
Kurt Vonnegut is well-known as a satirist, often critiquing, or at the very least complicating, American ideological assumptions and governmental policies and procedures. His work often challenges traditional notions of history and identity. At times, his commentaries are explicit, and at others, they are implied or metaphorical.
This panel invites proposals that offer new historical or theoretical perspectives on disease and health during the eighteenth century. We are especially interested in papers that seek to explore eighteenth-century texts in the context of the medical humanities and that view health and disease in the context of theoretical and historical work in ecological studies, animal studies, disability studies, or the new materialisms.
Please submit abstracts to Annika Mann (Annika.Mann@asu.edu) on or before September 15, 2018.